Malaysia Airlines (MH) is expanding codeshare operations with Japan Airlines (JAL) with the inclusion of its soon-to-launch Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo (Haneda) services this August.

As part of the Joint Business partnership between the two oneworld Alliance member airlines first started in July 2020, customers flying on the Kuala Lumpur-Haneda flights with Malaysia Airlines will be able to make conections to destinations within Japan along with international destinations in North America.

First announced in late May, Malaysia Airlines will start twice-weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Haneda starting August 14. The airline will use Airbus A330 aircraft equipped with 290 seat in a tri-class configuration.

"As a national carrier, this expansion signifies a strong relationship and cooperation between the oneworld alliance partners, catalytic to further economy growth, supporting business and trade between the two countries and facilitating the capacity recovery to pre-pandemic levels,” said Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Isham Ismail.

“This new critical step in our Joint Business partnership with Japan Airlines will allow us to provide seamless connections to our customers, enhanced products and offerings while establishing KUL as a prominent hub in Southeast Asia region for travel into Malaysia and beyond,” Ismail added.

Yuji Akasaka, President of Japan Airlines, said, “We are pleased to strengthen our Joint Business partnership with Malaysia Airlines through this new codeshare operation. As one of the busiest airports in Asia, Haneda is not only conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo but is also a gateway to numerous domestic destinations in Japan and countries around the world. As we head towards a recovery in travel demand, we look forward to working closely with Malaysia Airlines to welcome our passengers with our highest standards in hospitality.”

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